The Comprehensive Guide for Nairobi

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  07 October 2020       TripIndigo       5 min read

Money Exchange

There are plenty of ATMs and money exchange options in Nairobi, so you don’t have to worry about it. You’ll find money exchange facilities in almost every big shopping mall of Nairobi! 

Transportation in Nairobi

Getting around in Nairobi is pretty easy because it’s the capital of Kenya so you’ll find lots of transport facilities. The local cabs there don’t have meters on them so make sure you ask around the price it would take for you to get to your destination. You can also use other online cab services like Kenatco Taxis, Jimcab and Jatco Radio Call. 

The public transportation includes the Matatu Minibus service. You should try it out the get the gist of the local transport in the area! After all, you don’t really know a country till you’ve tried its public transport, right?

Here are the Matatu Routes available. 

Kenya Bus Service (KBS) also has many routes throughout the city.

Matatu

Matatu Culture, Image Source: Wambururu.Wordpress.Com

Best Places to Visit

Here are some of the most interesting places to visit in Nairobi:

Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Blixen, the author of “Out of Africa” – one of the best books written on Kenya – lived here in this farmhouse. Today, the Museum contains many of her belongings and you can take a guided tour through it! Don’t forget to check out the interesting lamp that she used to send signals to her British lover. 

Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Blixen Museum, Image Source: MagicalKenya.Com

Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park is home to stunning wildlife and also contains a separate rhino sanctuary for these critically endangered species! You can spot lions, buffaloes, gazelles, zebras, cheetahs, giraffes, and over 400 species of birds. 

Don’t forget to check out the Hippo Pools at the park where you can spot hippos chilling in the water. 

Moreover, you can observe the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage where orphaned elephants and rhinos are taken care of. It’s a wholesome sight that you must not miss!

There’s also a Giraffe Center at the edge of the park where you can feed these beautiful creatures and learn more about them! 

Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Image Source: WashingtonPost.Com

Bomas of Kenya

This lively and vibrant museum is one of a kind – you can explore the lifestyle, culture, music and art of Kenya’s various tribes here. Traditional dances are also performed here every evening! 

The museum consists of Bomas – huts – each representing a different tribe. It’s a great place to learn more about the Kenyan culture.

Traditional Dancers at Bomas of Kenya

Traditional Dancers at Bomas of Kenya, Image Source: DiscoverWalks.Com

Best Places to Eat Out

Talisman Restaurant

This restaurant has one of the best seafood in the city! Other than seafood, you can also explore the Italian cuisine. Their feta and coriander samosas, pork belly, and porcini and parmesan tartlet are all great dishes to try!

Furusato Restaurant

This Japanese Restaurant is one of the best in town! Their sushi, bento box, tempura and teppanyaki are all to die for!

Sushi at Furusato Restaurant

Sushi at Furusato Restaurant, Image Source: Trip.Com

The Carnivore Restaurant

Like its name suggests, the Carnivore Restaurant is great for all the meat lovers out there. They have all sorts of meat and meatballs including ostrich, crocodile, ox, antelope and other varieties!

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Nairobi and have a great vacation! Its museums, local vibes, delicious cuisine and authentic African wilderness are all worth it! 

While you’re in East Africa, don’t forget to check out the Top-Rated Swimming Beaches in Zanzibar!



 

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